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The FIT grants 2 FIT Digital supports to the Vaud startups KITRO (FIT Digital Seed of CHF 50’000) and Ouay (FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000)

KITRO and Ouay received financial support from FIT Digital. Launched in May 2018, the new FIT program aims to financially support entrepreneurs in the digital field, who are not necessarily attached to a university. In particular, it helps projects with an innovative business model that is based on digital technologies.

CHF 200’000 for Mirrakoi and Swiss Motion Technologies

The FIT Jury granted two new projects a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech seed loan each. The money will help the two startups accelerate their commercialization.

CHF 900’000 for SteriLux and Kido Dynamics

Western Switzerland startups SteriLux and Kido Dynamics convinced the jury of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). They each receive a FIT Tech Growth loan, of CHF 500’000 for SteriLux and of CHF 400’000 for Kido Dynamics, to accelerate their growth.

CHF 100’000 for KOMP-ACT

The FIT Jury chose to support KOMP-ACT, an EPFL spin-off, with a CHF 100’000 FIT Tech seed loan. Based at Le Garage in EPFL Innovation Park, KOMP-ACT develops unique electric actuators which are cost effective & compact size, up to 3 times smaller and more affordable than conventional electric actuators for the automation industry.

GEOSATIS and ARCATrust partnership

GEOSATIS SA and ARCATrust SA are proud to formally announce their strategic alliance. The partnership sets the foundation to enable the use of state-of-the art cryptographic technologies for the secure deployment and operations of IoT-based electronic monitoring solutions for the justice sector and beyond.

CHF 500’000 granted to SwissDeCode

The start-up based in Renens has convinced the jury of the Fondation pour l’Innovation Technologique (FIT). SwissDeCode has been granted a FIT Tech Growth loan worth CHF 500’000 to support its growth.

CHF 500’000 for Xsensio in Western Switzerland

Founded in 2014, Xsensio develops the Lab-on-SkinTM ultra-miniaturized sensing platform to extend the functionality of next-generation wearable devices with continuous monitoring of biochemical parameters on the skin’s surface to provide unique, real-time information about our health and well-being.

The FIT grants CHF 400’000 in total to 4 innovative western Switzerland projects

Lymphatica, Hempfy, Medusoil and Windshape are the four latest winners of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) seed loan. Each startup receives CHF 100’000 to further develop their business.

The FIT grants it two first FIT Digital Growth loans (CHF 200’000) to the Vaud Startups Neho and Alaya

Neho and Alaya each obtained a loan of CHF 200’000 from FIT Digital, the new program launched by the FIT in May 2018. FIT Digital provides a financial help to entrepreneurs who are not necessarily connected to a university. In particular, the program helps innovating start-up projects with a strong growth potential, helping them to put the first development strategies in place. The FIT Digital Growth loan is the highest supporting model of the initiative (CHF 200’000).

ORACAN startup obtains support from the FIT

In November 2018, the FIT decided to grant a seed loan of CHF 100’000 to ORACAN, based on the EPFL Innovation Park. The startup is inspired by research conducted in the field of space to develop its product for pharmas.

AgroSustain obtains a FIT seed support of CHF 100’000

Protect and improve the resistance of foods in the agri-tech sector naturally and without danger for animals and humans: this is the ambitious project of AgroSustain. The startup has obtained a FIT seed support of CHF 100’000, one year after receiving a FIT grant – InnoTREK of the same amount.

The AI-powered design startup Oqtor joins the FIT Digital winners’ list

In October 2018, the FIT Digital jury chose to support Oqtor with a grant of CHF 20’000. We interviewed their founding team about their automated design technology as well as the future of Oqtor.

The EPFL startup Logmind wins a FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000

In October 2018, the FIT Digital jury chose to support the AI startup Logmind with a grant of CHF 20’000. We interviewed its founder and CEO Ketevani Zaridze about her novel product, an AI-based big data analytics platform.

CHF 100’000 for Daphne Technology

Daphne Technology obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the FIT. The EPFL cleantech spin-off develops an innovative solution to help the maritime commercial industry meet international pollutants emissions’ guidelines. More: the technology transforms pollutants into fertilizer.

CHF 100’000 for ASPIVIX

ASPIVIX is the newest winner of a FIT seed loan of CHF 100’000. The Lausanne based medtech startup develops a novel medical device for gynaecologists, which eases treatments and reduces pain as well as eventual trauma during interventions.

The cyber-security startup ARCATrust receives a FIT seed loan of CHF 100’000

The FIT jury chose to support ARCATrust in August 2018 with a CHF 100’000 FIT seed loan. Based on the EPFL Innovation Park, ARCATrust provides a novel general-purpose security platform for companies willing to store and manage their digital assets, such as crypto currencies or smart contracts, with the highest level of security.

The FIT grants CHF 400’000 to 4 new Western Switzerland startups

Largo Films, Aeler Technologies, Gliapharm and Ligentec are the four latest winners of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) seed loan. Each startup received CHF 100’000 to further develop their business.

FIT Digital: Here are the first 5 projects to win

On 31 May, 2018, the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) launched FIT Digital, a new program for innovative digital projects. Since launch, FIT digital received more than 20 applications, among which 6 pitched on July 9, 2018. 5 winning projects were selected by the FIT Digital jury. Meet them in our mini interviews, today!

TOP100 2018

Switzerland, champion of innovation

For the eighth time, the 100 best Swiss start-ups (TOP100_2018) were selected and listed in a ranking published by IFJ (Institut für Jungunternehmen) and PME Magazine. Among the companies selected, 18 are supported by the FIT.

Congratulations to BestMile, Lunaphore Technologies, Flyability, Gamaya, Nanolive, ScanTrust, CREAL3D, Insolight, Daphne Technology, Biowatch, Cellestia Biotech, Astrocast, Comphya, LiGenTec, OneVisage, Monito, Xsensio and Volumina Medical !